Reports picked up by Whatsup News indicates that the Chief Executive officer of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Engineer Boakye Appiah, is likely to be sacked by the close of today, November 1, 2019.
An official letter has purportedly been written to that effect and as at press time today was waiting for all requisite signatories to give it an all-clear.
It is unclear if the reported axing is related to the fiasco in the management contract between ECG and the terminated Power Distribution Company (PDS).
Engineer Appiah has been in the thick of all activities related to the US government’s US$ 500 million compact with Ghana to revamp its power distribution sector under the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA).
However, fraud and cronyism forced the government of Ghana to pull the plugs on the deal, must to the chagrin of the Americans who retaliated by denying Ghana the outstanding US$ 190 million that would have completed the USA’s pledge for the compact.
Engineer Appiah has been a veteran at ECG before he was appointed in 2017 by President Akufo Addo to head the affairs of the power distributor. He joined the state corporation 1990, having served earlier as a National Service Person at VRA for two (2) years. At ECG, he worked in the Engineering, Network Projects, Materials and Transport Directorates and the Office of the Managing Director in his over 25 years’ work experience.